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Construction

Within our Construction section we have an extensive range of learning resources, lessons, videos, guidance sheets, master statemenets and assessment tools.

Our construction lessons are:

  • Access Equipment on a Construction Site
  • Accident
  • Accidents - Near Misses within the Construction Site
  • Accidents - RIDDOR Reporting
  • Accidents - What can cause them?
  • Aerated Blocks
  • Basic Fire Awareness - Fire Legislation 
  • Basic Fire Awareness - Fire Signage 
  • Basic Fire Awareness - Preventing Fires
  • Basic Fire Awareness - Types of Fire Fighting Equipment in a Construction Site 
  • Basic Fire Awareness - Understanding your role in a Fire Evacuation
  • Benefits of thin joint technology for blockwork
  • Benefits to the Structure of the Construction Industry
  • Block types
  • Block Work - Cutting a Block
  • Bolster Chisel
  • Bonding
  • Brick Classification
  • Brick Hammer
  • Brick Requirements
  • Bricklaying
  • Builders Line and Pins
  • Building a Block Pyramid
  • Building a Block Work Stopped End Racking Back
  • Building a Brick Pyramid
  • Building a Cavity Wall Brick
  • Building a Half Brick Wall Stretcher Bond
  • Building a Solid Wall Building - English Bond Queen Closer
  • Building a Solid Wall in Stretcher Bond
  • Building a Stopped End Racking Back Wall
  • Building a Stretcher Bond Wall
  • Building Profiles
  • Cavity Wall
  • Cavity wall Construction
  • Cavity Wall Finishing Your Work (Pointing)
  • Cavity Wall Inserting Wall Ties
  • Cavity Wall Laying Damp Course
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil Engineering: Drainage
  • Civil Engineering: Electric Services
  • Civil Engineering: Flood Defences
  • Civil Engineering: Sewage
  • Civil Engineering: Telecommunications Services
  • Civil Engineering: Transport
  • Civil Engineering: Utilities
  • Civil Engineering: Water Services
  • Clay Bricks
  • Cleaning Your Tools
  • Client Structure in the Construction Industry
  • Cold Chisel
  • Components of wall openings - Cavity closers
  • Components of wall openings - Cavity trays
  • Components of wall openings - Damp proof course
  • Components of wall openings - Lintels
  • Components of wall openings - Sill
  • Components of wall openings - Threshold
  • Components of wall openings - Weepholes
  • Constructing a Solid Wall - Video Lesson
  • Constructing an English Bond - Video Lesson
  • COSHH
  • Cutting bricks and blocks
  • Dense Blocks
  • Describing Hand Tools - Bricklaying
  • Describing Hand Tools - Carpentry
  • Developing Bricklaying Skills - Basic bricklaying processes - Part 1
  • Developing Bricklaying Skills - Communicate appropriately with others
  • Developing Bricklaying Skills - Developing Bricklaying Skills
  • Developing Bricklaying Skills - Follow instructions when working with others
  • Developing Bricklaying Skills - Hand Tools
  • Developing Bricklaying Skills - Maintain a clean and tidy work environment
  • Developing Bricklaying Skills - Materials
  • Developing Bricklaying Skills - Work responsibly with others 
  • Dry Bonding
  • Functions of a Wall
  • Gauge Rod
  • Gauging Mortar for Hand Mixing
  • Gauging Mortar for Machine Mixing
  • Half Bond
  • Half brick wide wall in stretcher bond
  • Hand Mixing
  • Hazard and Risk on a Construction Site
  • Health & Safety Signs in the Workplace
  • How to Butter Mortar on to a Brick
  • How to Clean, Cut and Roll Mortar
  • How to do a Risk Assessment 
  • How to Mix Mortar by Hand
  • How to Mix Mortar Correctly
  • Hygiene on a Construction Site
  • Identify different types of brick patterns and bonding arrangements.
  • Identify Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Insulated blocks
  • Insulated panels (SIPs) 
  • Insulation
  • Internal partitions
  • Internal plastered and un-plastered blocks
  • Introduction to Health and Safety on a Construction Site
  • Introduction to The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 
  • Job - Bricklayer
  • Job - Carpenter / Joiner
  • Job - Carpet Fitter
  • Job - Construction Site Labourer
  • Job - Electrician
  • Job - Health & Safety Officer
  • Job - Painter and Decorator
  • Job - Plasterer
  • Job - Plumber
  • Job - Roofer
  • Job - Sheet Metal Worker
  • Jointing
  • Jointing Bar (also known as a jointing iron)
  • Laying Trowel (also known as a walling trowel)
  • Legislation An Introduction to Health and Safety Legislation 
  • Legislation The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Legislation The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 - The responsibilities of Employees
  • Legislation The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: The responsibilities on an Employer
  • Levelling and plumbing
  • Lightweight Blocks
  • Lump Hammer (also known as a club hammer)
  • Manual Handling on a Construction Site
  • Masonry cavity wall
  • Measuring Tape
  • Merit Criteria
  • Mortar
  • Operating Machinery Safely on a Construction Site
  • Operative Verbs (Construction)
  • Performance requirements of a building - Fire resistance
  • Performance requirements of a building - Sound insulation
  • Performance requirements of a building - Stability
  • Performance requirements of a building - Stability of cavity walling
  • Performance requirements of a building - Strength
  • Performance requirements of a building - Strength and stability using lateral and vertical restraints
  • Performance Requirements of a Building - Strength and Stability using Lateral and Vertical Restraints
  • Performance requirements of a building - Sustainability
  • Performance requirements of a building - Testing materials – compressive testing of concrete
  • Performance requirements of a building - Testing materials – grading hardcore
  • Performance requirements of a building - Testing materials – Mortar testing by carrying out a silt test
  • Performance requirements of a building - Testing materials – slump test
  • Performance requirements of a building - Testing materials – Stress grading of timber
  • Performance requirements of a building - Thermal insulation
  • Performance requirements of a building - Transfer of loads to foundations
  • Performance requirements of a building - Weather resistance
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Plugging Chisel
  • Pointing Trowel
  • Pointing up.
  • Practical task in solid wall construction.
  • Practical tasks for blockwork
  • Practical tasks for cavity walling.
  • Practical tasks for half brick walling.
  • Practical tasks for half brick wide walling.
  • Ratios
  • Reducing the Risks to Health and Safety in the Construction Industry
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk Assessment - Management Regulations
  • Risk Assessment - The reasons why we do risk assessment
  • Rolling and Spreading Mortar
  • Rolling Mortar
  • Roof materials and terminology
  • Safe use of hand tools and equipment for brick and block laying tasks   
  • Safe use of Wheelbarrow: 
  • Safe working practice using a shovel. 
  • Safety Policy on a Construction Site
  • Scaffolding on a Construction Site
  • Scutch Hammer (also known as a comb hammer)
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Spirit Level
  • Storing and stacking
  • Structural Blocks (Superstructure)
  • Substructure Wall
  • Taking your work down and cleaning your bricks
  • The Construction Industry - Civil Engineering
  • The Construction Industry - Education
  • The Construction Industry - Health
  • The Construction Industry - Industrial
  • The Construction Industry - Leisure and recreation
  • The Construction Industry - Maintenance and repair of buildings
  • The Construction Industry Commercial
  • The construction Industry Residential
  • The Construction Industry Retail
  • The Enforcement of Health and Safety Legislation
  • The Enforcement of Health and Safety Legislation - Breaches
  • The Personnel Structure in the Construction Industry
  • The qualifications and development needed for careers in the Construction Industry
  • The Roles and Responsibilities in the Construction Industry
  • Thin joint technology for blocks
  • Timber frame wall
  • Tingle Plate
  • Tool Identification - Bricklaying
  • Tool Identification - Carpentry
  • Tower Scaffold on a Construction Site
  • Types of Brick - Facing Brick
  • Types of finishes to cavity wall construction Facing blockwork
  • Types of finishes to cavity wall construction Facing Brickwork
  • Types of finishes to cavity wall construction Jointing to achieve a flush finish
  • Types of finishes to cavity wall construction Jointing to achieve a half round finish
  • Types of finishes to cavity wall construction Jointing to achieve a recessed finish
  • Types of finishes to cavity wall construction Jointing to achieve a weather struck finish
  • Types of finishes to cavity wall construction Render
  • Types of roof - Double pitch
  • Types of roof - Flat
  • Types of roof - Gable roof
  • Types of roof - Hipped end
  • Types of roof - Lean-to
  • Types of roof - Mono pitch
  • Types of wall finishes
  • Types of wall ties in cavity wall construction
  • Useful products from Limestone
  • Wall openings and their functions - Doors
  • Wall openings and their functions - Windows
  • Wall openings and their functions Patio and French door types
  • Wall Ties in Cavity Construction
  • Welfare Regulations in the Construction Industry
  • Wheeled Recessed Jointer (also known as a chariot)
  • Where bricks are used
  • Why do we report and how do we report accidents?
  • Work Area
  • Work Structure in the Construction Industry
  • Working with Machinery on a Construction Site
  • Workstation - An example of a good work station
  • Your legal duties for health & safety in the workplace as required by the Health & Safety at Work Act
  • Your work station


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